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Fairfield University
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  • 4 Year
  • FAIRFIELD, CT

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Fairfield University is committed to maintaining a safe, welcoming, academically engaged community. Fairfield amended its instructional and support modalities to: (1) ensure continuity of services to our students; (2) provide additional resources to support student academic, life, and wellbeing; and (3) support the efforts of our faculty and staff. Learn More

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1073 N BENSON RD
FAIRFIELD, CT 06824
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
From Fairfield University

College should be more than just a means to an end. It should be an intellectual journey that profoundly changes you - offering a deep academic experience that goes beyond the classroom and the Commencement stage. But then again, not every school can be like Fairfield University.

The moment you arrive on campus, you'll find that we're much more than a university. We're 200 acres of inspiration - an idyllic haven along Connecticut's southern coast that's committed to cultivating mind, body, and spirit through an active student body and a 500-year-old Jesuit tradition.

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Fairfield University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
1210-1350
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$39,546 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,777 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 43 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 49 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 49 responses

Majors

Biomedical Engineering

This program prepares graduates to have an understanding of biology and physiology, as well as the capability to apply advanced mathematics, science, and engineering concepts to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    12%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,160 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
143
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
  • White, preppy, rich
    36%
  • White, clean cut, well off, smart, athletic, fun
    29%
  • Caring, considerate
    14%
  • White, smart, rich, good looking, friendly.
    12%
  • A lot of different types of students
    2%
  • Ambitious
    2%
  • North Face and Ugg boots
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 51 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • The experience is what you make of it.
    44%
  • Spectacular
    15%
  • Boring
    12%
  • Lively
    12%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • Wholesome
    5%
  • Underrated
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$72,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 28 responses

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